Minister: Tanzania commits to develop its tourism sector

Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA: TANZANIA is committed to fostering collaboration with international partners to enhance and develop its tourism sector and increase the country’s economy.

The Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Angellah Kairuki made these remarks during the World Tourism Day celebration held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Kairuki stated, “I have met with our counterparts in the tourism sector from various countries, including Israel, Indonesia, Myanmar, Honduras, Senegal, Sierra Leone and 45 other ministers from these nations.

We believe this is a promising start to promote our country further and make significant strides in the industry.”

She further elaborated that Tanzania intends to connect the National College of Tourism (NCT) with foreign institutions to facilitate collaboration in providing training that aligns with the needs of tourists.

“We are pleased to witness the launch of a hospitality and tourism training institute here in Saudi Arabia today. Tanzania is keen on partnering with them for training and we will hold discussions with the Saudi Arabian Minister of Tourism to explore how Tanzanians can benefit,” said Kairuki.

Additionally, she mentioned that she had the opportunity to meet various investors, including hotel owners, given Tanzania’s need to increase its accommodation capacity to cater to the growing number of tourists.

Kairuki acknowledged that, “Tanzania has gained insights into using technology to enhance various aspects of the tourism sector. These include human resource management, innovation, investment facilitation and the creation of favourable policy environments and legal frameworks for better customer service and experiences.”

The Director of Tourism at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr Thereza Mugobi highlighted Tanzania’s commitment to the theme of the event, “Tourism and Green Investments.”

“The country aims to ensure that investors follow the appropriate procedures when investing in protected areas, focusing on environmental conservation and benefiting local communities,” Mugobi said.

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